• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

OFC Demo Zone Guidelines

Demo Video l Demo Image l On-site PresentationRemote Audience Engagement

 

This conference will be held in a hybrid in-person/virtual format.  On-site presenters are required to bring their materials to Room 6A and set them up before the session (Monday, 7 March, 14:00).  They are also encouraged to upload an image and submit a 20-minute video to extend visibility to the remote audience. 

All demos are displayed in gallery view with search features by keyword, speaker, and final ID. Each demo has a dedicated page that includes the 20-minute presentation and an embedded chat window for interactive discussion with the remote audience. Upon navigating to a demo page, registrants will be automatically "joined" into that chat to view the real-time chat discussion and engage as desired.

Presenters MUST either present on-site or provide their 20-minute presentation in order to be published

 

Demo Video

All remote presenters are required (and on-site presenters highly encouraged) to submit a 20-minute video into the conference paper submission system by 25 February. The 20-minute presentation should cover the pitch for the demo, background information, use case, main concept, innovations aspects, as well as the Demo in action.

Upload the video file directly into the conference paper submission system. While instructions were provided by email, you may also access the system directly using the same link you used to submit your paper: Select the "Alert" pop-up box that will appear in your account.  

 

Demo Image

All presenters are encouraged to upload an image that can be used as a thumbnail in the searchable gallery. It can be a .JPG of the presenter or an "introduction" image to the demostration.

Upload the image by 25 February directly into the conference paper submission system. While instructions were provided by email, you may also access the system directly using the same link you used to submit your paper: Select the "Alert" pop-up box that will appear in your account.  

 

On-site Presentation

All on-site presenters are required to set up their materials in Room 6A prior to the session start time (Monday, 7 March, 14:00).  The following items will be provided to presenters at the OFC Demo Zone. Additional items are available at your own expense. OFC will not cover any additional expenses, and OFC is not responsible for lost or stolen presentation materials.

  • 8' Table
  • 8' x 4' Bulletin Board (vertical)
  • 32" Monitor
  • Shared Ethernet line with individual cables to each table
  • Power strip at each table
  • VGA adapters for screen connection (Note: if you are using a mac, you must bring your own adapter.)

Remote Audience Engagement

Demo Zone presenters MUST be a technical registrant to access their dedicated page through the demo zone gallery and join the embedded chat. Remote presenters are encouraged to be available in real-time during their indicated presentation time, while in-person presenters are encouraged to check back after the in-person session and respond to any chat asynchronously.

Demo Zone presenters will not need a zoom link to access their page or engage in real-time chat discussion with attendees. If you are interested in inviting attendees to join you for a live talk and verbal discussion, you are free to set up your own virtual meeting (through Zoom, Webex, Teams, etc.) and provide a link to this in your chat window.